Wayne Roderick Lectures

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains Photo by Glenn Keator

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains
Photo by Glenn Keator

Join us for our popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30
Free to the Public

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don’t forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Nov. 5 – New Analysis of the California Floristic Province – Dylan O. Burge, Ph.D.

Nov. 12 – NO lecture

Nov. 19 – Floral Gems of the Central Sierra Nevada – Ted Kipping

Nov. 26 – Indian Baskets of Northern California and Oregon – Ralph Shanks

Dec. 3 – Best Practices for Creating a Native Plant Garden – Barbara Eisenstein

Dec. 10 – The Flora of the Tehachapi Mountains (including Tejon Ranch) – Nick Jensen

Dec. 17 – Regrowth and Recovery in the North Bay After the 2015 Fires – Dick O’Donnell

Dec. 24 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!

Dec. 31 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!

Jan. 7 – In Search of Rare Plants: A Summertime Jaunt into the Alps of Yosemite – Michael Uhler

Jan. 14 – Tending the Wild(TM): Indigenous Burning, Ethnobiology, & Forest Ecosystem Health in the Sierra Nevada – Kat Anderson, Ph.D.

Jan. 21 – The Botanical Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Expedition – Bob Case

Jan. 28 – The Challenges and Opportunities of Collecting Rheophytic Bryophytes in Taiwan and Mainland China – Jim Shevock

Feb. 4 – Botanical Exploration of Coastal North America in the 18th and 19th Centuries – John Kipping

Feb. 11 – California Native Irises and Their Beautiful Love Children – Ted Kipping

Feb. 18 – Matt Guilliams had to reschedule due to extreme weather to Mar. 11 (see below). Bart O’Brien will speak on Baja California, but not the vernal pools, on February 18th.

Feb. 25 – Progress on The Blue Mountains Ultramafics Project – Dick O’Donnell

Mar. 4 – Botanizing in Oaxaca, Mexico. Bart O’Brien

Mar. 11 – The Vernal Pools of Northwestern Baja California, Mexico: A Conservation Imperative. Matt Guilliams, Ph.D. (RESCHEDULED DATE)

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